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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 03-10-2017, 01:43 AM
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Noise turning wheels when stationary

I get a strange clunk-grinding noise when turning the wheels while not moving. The noise comes from the wheels. Also, the front of the car rises and lowers while doing this. I changed the upper and lower control arms and the tie rods. What could it be?
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:58 AM
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The car rising and falling is normal. The clunking is not. Get it on a lift a see if a bushing has failed or is loose.

Most BMW arms need to be tightened in the loaded position or the rubber will separate.

My power steering moans when operating at a stand still. Anyone elses?

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Old 03-10-2017, 06:17 AM
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I must mention the clunking-grinding (which lasts a bit, according to the wheel movement) only happens when keeping the brake pedal pressed while in D or R. It does not happen in Neutral.
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:22 AM
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Maybe since the brakes are locked the tires are generating enough force to something around and make it clunk.

The tires move in an arc as you steer left and right so it would make sense if they are locked they would generate loads.

Try hard on the brakes in neutral?

Any other symptoms? Wandering? Pulling?

Mine does not make any noise with tires locked...just moans like a whale......
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:28 AM
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Your car is moaning?
I've always thought there is a slight wandering. While it does not pull, It slightly tends to go to the one side or the other of the lane at high speed, when going straight, and steering corrections need to be done frequently. It's not wandering in a turn however.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:16 AM
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Yup. Moans.

It sounds like something is loose or a rubber bushing is bad.

Shouldn't wander in a straight line or pull.

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Old 03-10-2017, 07:20 AM
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Yes, I want my car the same, quiet. There seem to be hundreds of threads regarding straight-steering issues. When and why is your car moaning?
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